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Opioid Addiction Treatment


What is Methadone?

Methadone is one of the medications used for treating addiction to heroin and narcotic pain medicines. For over 50 years, methadone has helped millions of people recover from opioid drug addiction. Methadone is the medication with the longest history of use for opioid use disorder treatment, having been used since 1947.

Medication-Assisted Treatment with the use of methadone-based therapy shows significant improvements for a patient: better health, stable employment or education, better relationships with family and friends, and a return to feeling good about themselves again. If that sounds like what you want, then you are on the road to recovery.

Doses of methadone can be adjusted to meet the tolerance levels of any patient with opioid use disorder. When taken as prescribed, methadone is safe and effective.

The Benefits of Methadone

When used properly, methadone helps individuals who struggle with heroin, fentanyl or other prescription painkillers. to function normally in daily activities, abstain from taking illicit opioid drugs and manage their withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

How Methadone is Used

If you need methadone for pain, your doctor will write a prescription for it. For an addiction, you’ll get it from a special treatment program. You can find programs through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association treatment locator ( or by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Methadone comes in tablet, powder, and liquid forms. You have to have a prescription to get it. Your providers will give you the dose that should work best for you. They also might change your dose during treatment. Tell your doctor how you feel when you use it. Don’t stop taking methadone without talking to them.

Follow the dosage instructions exactly. If your doctor prescribes tablets that are “dispersible,” dissolve all or part of the tablet in liquid (usually water or citrus-flavored drinks) and drink it all.

Experts say people who take methadone to treat an addiction should use it for at least a year while they work on recovery. When it’s time to stop, your doctor will help you do so slowly to prevent withdrawal.

Some people take methadone illegally, without a prescription. Most of them inject it, which can expose them to diseases like HIV and hepatitis C.

Fee Schedule

Methadone and Counseling
$ 10 per day

Subutex and Counseling
$ 15 per day

Suboxone and Counseling
$ 15 per day

Intake Fee
$ 40 per day

When Taking Methadone

  • Avoid consuming alcohol
  • Take only the recommended dose, as prescribed by your doctor
  • Store the medication at room temperature
  • Keep medication away from light sources

Our Goal

Our goal is to reduce harm in our patient population. This goal is nurtured by providing a safe, supportive environment in which people can choose to change their lives in a manner they perceive as helpful and in a time frame that fits their lives. Treatment is based on published best practices and evidence based materials that encourage active participation, medication management and drug abuse monitoring. We also aim to provide a framework within which patients enrolled in our program can achieve the following:
  • Cessation of all illicit drug use
  • Learn about issues critical to addiction and relapse
  • Receive direction and support from professional staff
  • Receive education for family members affected by addiction
  • Receive monitoring via urine drug screens